kirksville legislator http://kbia.org en Kirksville council rejects anti-discrimination ordinance http://kbia.org/post/kirksville-council-rejects-anti-discrimination-ordinance <p></p><p>The Kirksville City Council rejected Monday a proposed anti-discrimination ordinance that would have made discrimination based on sexual orientation illegal in employment, housing and public accommodation in Kirksville.&nbsp;</p><p>The ordinance, which would have also created a 9-member commission to enforce Kirksville’s human rights laws, was defeated by the council with a 3-2 vote.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 14:33:53 +0000 Andrew Nichols 36365 at http://kbia.org Kirksville council rejects anti-discrimination ordinance Rep. Zachary Wyatt: on coming out, and speaking against 'don't say gay' http://kbia.org/post/rep-zachary-wyatt-coming-out-and-speaking-against-dont-say-gay A Republican member of the Missouri House<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-lawmaker-wyatt-says-he-gay-denounces-school-bill"> announced today</a> that he is gay during a press conference on a bill that would limit public schools from discussing sexual orientation in the classroom.&nbsp; Zachary Wyatt of Kirksville told reporters he has deep regrets for not taking stands earlier against school bullying, and called for lawmakers to shelve the so-called &ldquo;don&rsquo;t say gay&rdquo; bill.<p>With his disclosure today, Wyatt becomes the only current openly gay Republican state legislator in the nation.<p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Marshall Griffin talked with Wyatt about the bill and his decision to come out. Wed, 02 May 2012 21:33:35 +0000 Marshall Griffin 13444 at http://kbia.org Rep. Zachary Wyatt: on coming out, and speaking against 'don't say gay'